I own a 99 STS and live in the UK, a few days ago the engine stopped while I
was cruising along and I had to be towed home - it continues to refuse to
start. There doesn't seem to be a spark at the plugs - there are no error
codes (read from the car's instrument panel) other than the one indicating
that the car has stalled (!). I have checked all the fuses that seem to be
connected with the ignition and they're fine. Can anyone suggest where I
should look next, please. I'm hoping to find someone in England who's
familiar with Cadillacs but there aren't many.
Howard C. Taylor (Chandler's Ford, England)
I can't speak for the Cadillacs, but my Buick has a fuse link off the
postive battery terminal. It would be a connection with a glass fuse in it.
This fuse is power to the computer. No fuse, no computer.
It's worth a try.
"Howard C. Taylor" < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
Better check on getting a new battery.
The battery may "seem" to be OK, but just not have enough to do the
You should also check the altenator. Don't rely on the "check engine"
lights on the dash, as they are basically meaninless.
Let us know if this helps
From a long time Cady owner, ,
(I'm on my 20th cad right now, a 1990 SDV with 20K miles)
On Sat, 10 Jan 2004 20:03:50 +0000, "Howard C. Taylor"
Thankyou for all your suggestions.
I didn't mention that the car has been converted to run on LPG (petrol is
very expensive in the UK) and I eventually found a wire associated with
this conversion that had worn through and shorted, blowing a fuse in the
fusebox under the hood. Once I'd fixed this it all works fine again.
Howard C. Taylor wrote:
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